Sigma Kappa Stories

Chapter Helps Tackle Childhood Cancer

Posted: 03/17/2017 | 01:03 AM

The University of Delaware is tackling childhood cancer in a big way this weekend.

Sunday marks the students' annual "U Dance," It is the fifth largest college dance marathon in the country, with all proceeds donated to the “B+ Foundation,” an organization which funds cutting edge cancer research 

15-year-old Victoria Marsh joins her friends from Sigma Kappa, who have 'adopted' Victoria as a sorority sister, to raise money to fight childhood cancer.

Victoria, who has Down syndrome, developed a rare bone cancer called osteosarcoma in 2014. Unfortunately, there is no cure. Victoria has had four operations on her lungs and has had part of her ankle amputated.

Victoria’s mother, Karen Marsh, explained that the cancer metastasized to Victoria’s lungs, so they have continued to fighting the little nodules that keep appearing.

“We take them out. More keep coming” she said. “It’s something we are going to basically fight forever.”

The sisters at Sigma Kappa are helping to ease some of Victoria’s struggles with a lot of love, fun, and friendship.

“She’s honestly the most fearless person I’ve ever met,” Sigma Kappa sister Kate Connelly said. “Even though she’s had so many hardships, she’s not afraid of anything. She still wants to do it all.”

The amazing bond between this teenager and the young women of Sigma Kappa is all thanks to the efforts of the B+ Foundation.

Read the full story and watch the video here.

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